Here's my problem: I screwed up a complicated backup scheme for LR5 involving several different external drives and catalogs. Now I have valuable on-location .dng images on Drive A with some exquisite developing referenced in Catalog A. I wish to combine the .dng images on Drive A with .dng images on Drive B referenced to Catalog B, so I can simplify things.
It would be simple to simply enter Catalog B, and in LR cc move the images on drive A to drive B, augmenting that drive; but then I would lose all that exquisite developing referenced in Catalog A.
The only solution I can find to combining the 2 catalogs referencing an augmented Drive B, is to export the A images from catalog A to Drive B rendering them jpegs. Then import the exported .jpeg A images into catalog B. But this requires a .dng to .jpeg transformation that I wish to avoid.
More generally is it possible to combine 2 or more catalogs into a cumulative catalog with the 2 catalogs referencing different images.?
The would try to solve your problem is:
- create a new LR catalog
- Import catalog A (file - import from Another catalog)
- import catalog B (file - import from Another catalog)
for more information about importing from Another catalog, have a look at this page: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/help/import-photos-various-sources.html
Daniel (from Switzerland)